Last modified December 1, 2016
1. Introduction. Welcome to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy Website (“Site”). The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (“CDP” or “we”) operates the Site to inform the public of our disaster related topics and programs and to facilitate information exchange between our audiences.
4. Use of Site and Its Contents.
(A) Lawful Purposes. You may not use the Site or any of its contents for any unlawful purposes or in any way that would violate (i) any applicable law or regulation or (ii) the rights of the CDP or any third party.
(B) Copyright; Use of the Site’s Contents. The CDP or its licensors own all rights, including copyright, in the Site’s contents. Without prior written authorization from us, you may not reproduce, distribute, modify, publicly display or perform the Site’s content. Without such authorization, you may also not incorporate into a database or compilation, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, or otherwise use any of the Site’s computer programs.
(C) Access from other Countries. The CDP expressly disclaims any representation, warranty, or covenant that the Site or any of its contents are appropriate in locations outside the United States. If you choose to access the Site from other locations, you do so at your own risk and are solely responsible for compliance with all applicable laws. You may not access the Site from any location where doing so would be illegal.
(D) Blogs, Discussion Boards, and Online Forums:
The information and opinions expressed in materials posted by visitors on blogs, discussion boards, lists or other similar venues of the Site (“Forums”) are not necessarily those of CDP. The CDP makes no representations or warranties regarding such posted materials and does not monitor, control, or accept liability for any information posted to the Forums. CDP’s Forums are public, not private communications. Therefore, any personal information you voluntarily disclose may be collected and used by others and may result in unsolicited messages. CDP specifically disclaims responsibility for such third party usage of any information posted to the Forums.
By posting any content on any Forum, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless CDP and its current and former directors, officers, staff, employees, independent contractors, and agents, if any, as well as any third parties, if any, from and against any and all third party claims, demands, fines, penalties, damages, liabilities, costs, fees, expenses or amounts of any kind or nature whatsoever, including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and costs, arising or resulting from or in connection with your breach of the foregoing representations and warranties to CDP.
Content that you submit to any Forum shall remain your intellectual property. By posting this content on the Site, you expressly grant CDP a nonexclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid-up worldwide, fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, transmit, perform and display such content and your name, voice, and/or likeness as contained in the Content, in whole or in part, and in any form throughout the world in any media or technology, whether now known or hereafter discovered, and including the unfettered right to sublease such rights, in perpetuity throughout the universe. Content submitted to Forums are deemed nonconfidential, and CDP shall be under no obligation to maintain the confidentiality of any such information, in whatever form.
5. CDP Trademarks. “Center for Disaster Philanthropy,” Disaster Philanthropy Playbook, the CDP and the Disaster Philanthropy Playbook logo, and other CDP indicia of source used on the Site are owned by the CDP (“CDP Trademarks”). You may not use the CDP Trademarks without our prior written consent. Additionally, you may not use the CDP Trademarks in any manner that (a) will likely cause confusion about the source of any product or service, (b) dilutes any CDP Trademark, (c) implies that the CDP sponsors, endorses, or is affiliated with any third-party activity, or (d) disparages or discredits the CDP or any of its directors, officers, employees, independent contractors or agents. You may not register any domain names containing any CDP Trademarks without our prior written consent.
6. Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement
(A) Infringing Material on the Site. The CDP intends that all material on the Site does not violate the copyright or other proprietary rights of third parties. However, if you believe that any material on the Site infringes your copyright, then you may request the removal of those materials from the Site in accordance with the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. Section 512(c)(3), and the procedures described below.
(B) Agent for Receiving Notices of Claimed Infringement. A notice of infringing material that complies with the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. Section 512(c)(3) (“Notice”) must be sent to the agent that CDP has designated with the Copyright Office:
Director of Marketing & Communications
1201 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
(C) Content of Notice of Claimed Infringement. To comply with the Copyright Act, your Notice must be in writing and must include the following:
(i) A physical or electronic signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
(ii) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works;
(iii) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the CDP to locate the material;
(iv) Information reasonably sufficient to permit the CDP to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address at which you may be contacted;
(v) A statement that you have a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
(vi) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and made under penalty of perjury, and that you are the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
8. Disclaimers of Warranties.THE SITE AND ALL ITS CONTENTS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE.” THE CDP DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR ANY OF ITS CONTENTS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, AND INACCURACIES IN THE SITE OR ITS CONTENTS. THE CDP MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, OR COVENANTS ABOUT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS, RELIABILITY, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF ANY OF THE SITE’S CONTENTS OR ANYTHING ACCESSIBLE THROUGH LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES. THE CDP RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CORRECT ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS ON THE SITE.
ALTHOUGH THE CDP INTENDS TO TAKE REASONABLE STEPS TO PREVENT THE INTRODUCTION OF VIRUSES, WORMS, “TROJAN HORSES” OR OTHER MALICIOUS CODE TO THE SITE, THE CDP DOES NOT GUARANTEE OR WARRANT THAT THE SITE IS FREE FROM SUCH DESTRUCTIVE FEATURES, AND THE CDP IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR HARM ATTRIBUTABLE TO SUCH FEATURES.
9. Limitation of Liability. The CDP and its directors, officers, employees, independent contractors and agents are not liable for any claim of any nature whatsoever based on loss or injury because of errors, omissions, interruptions, or inaccuracies in the Site or its contents, including loss or injury that results from your breach of any provision of this Agreement.
Under no circumstances will the CDP or its directors, officers, employees, independent contractors or agents be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive, exemplary, or statutory damages (including lost revenues or profits, loss of business or loss of data) arising out of or in connection with your use of the Site, its contents, or this Agreement (even if the CDP has been advised of the possibility of such damages and no matter if the alleged liability is based on contract, tort (including negligence of any kind), strict liability or any other legal or equitable theory). You specifically acknowledge that the CDP shall not be liable for your submission of content and participation in any Forums, or the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any third party and that risk of harm or damage from the foregoing rests entirely with you.
Some states do not allow the limitation of liability for certain kinds of damages, so some of these limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
10. Release and Indemnity. For good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which you acknowledge by your entry to the Site or participation in or posting to any Forum, you agree to release and waive any and all claims and/or liability against CDP, and its current and former directors, officers, staff, employees, independent contractors, and agents, if any, arising from or in connection with your use of CDP’s Site, including your submission of content and participation in any Forums. You also agree to indemnify and hold the CDP and its current and former directors, officers, staff, employees, independent contractors, and agents, if any, (“CDP Indemnitees”) harmless from any liability, loss, damage or expense (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs) that any CDP Indemnitee may incur based in any way on your use of the Site (including its contents), your breach of this Agreement, and your violation of the rights of a third party or any laws.
11. General Provisions.
(A) Assignment. You may not assign this Agreement or any of your obligations under it without the CDP’s prior written consent; any attempted assignment in violation of this provision is null and void. The CDP may assign this Agreement and any of its obligations under it at any time for any reason.
(B) Relationship of Parties. You and the CDP are independent contractors, and this Agreement does not serve to create a joint venture, employee, partnership, agency or similar relationship between you and the CDP.
(D) Governing Law. This Agreement is governed by the laws of the District of Columbia applicable to contracts made and wholly performed there. Any dispute arising from or related to this Agreement shall be brought exclusively in any state or federal court in the District of Columbia and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of those courts and waive any objection of any kind to venue.
(E) Including. The word “including” as used in this Agreement means “including, without being limited to.”
(F) Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is determined to be unenforceable for any reason, then the unenforceable provision will be disregarded and the remaining Agreement will be enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.
(G) No Waiver. The CDP’s failure to enforce this Agreement in every instance in which it might apply is not a waiver of any of the CDP’s rights, and the CDP reserves its right to take all legal steps available to enforce the provisions of this Agreement.
(H) Survival. The following provisions survive any termination of this Agreement: Paragraphs 2, 4, 5(B), 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, and any other provision that by its terms contemplates survival.
(I) Force Majeure. If the CDP is unable to perform any of its obligations due to any cause beyond its reasonable control, whether foreseen or unforeseen, including computer, telecommunications or other equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, labor disputes, shortage of labor or materials, civil disturbances, fires, floods, storms, explosions, acts of God, war, terrorist acts, governmental actions, non-performance of third parties or similar reasons, then the CDP’s performance will be excused until a reasonable time following the end of the cause.
(J) Notice. Any notice provided to the CDP under this Agreement is effective only upon receipt at one of the addresses listed under “Contact Us” below. Any notice or other communication provided to you regarding your use of the Site may be provided to you electronically and is effective upon distribution, but the CDP reserves the right to provide notices and communications in hard copy or other formats.
12. Contact Us. If you have any questions about the Site or this Agreement, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by postal mail at Center for Disaster Philanthropy, 1201 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036.